Walking Into Drought Along "The Ogallala Road"

Jul 31, 2015

The California drought garners lots of headlines, but it's not the only place in the country concerned about water supplies.

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Kansas and the states around it sit atop the Ogallala Aquifer, a critically important water source. 

And Julene Bair's ancestral family farm drew water from the aquifer, by the hundreds of millions of gallons every year. 

Her story of returning to the land and coming to grips with her life and its impact is told in her book The Ogallala Road. 

The book is now out in paperback; the author joins us to talk about the issues she confronted.   

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